Ugandan School Curriculum Mobile App Launched

MyLib App

His famous slogan, medicine Etaara which means ‘lamp’ rang on every street of Mbarara town this afternoon.

That is the first promise that Mugabe Robert Kakyebezi made to the town dwellers, buy information pills once elected the next mayor of the soon to become city; that he would restore the largely defunct street lights.

Yesterday Kakyebezi made a significant leap toward this coveted seat, trouncing incumbent Wilson Tumwiine in the ruling National Resistance Movement Primaries.

Kakyebezi waves to supporters on Mbarara streets

Kakyebezi waves to supporters on Mbarara streets

Kacebezi, a radio presenter with Vision Group’s Radio West confesses that he was never too serious about running for Mayor.

Thousands of his supporters on Friday woke up and poured on the streets to celebrate the unprecedented victory.

Kacebezi took advantage of the slanderous language of the incumbent Wilson Tumwiine which turned a lot of support away from him.


On several occasions, the mayor vowed to kick low income earners out of Mbarara town.

He also ridiculed some of his contenders saying that they owned no single building in the town and thus were not fit to be elected mayor.

Supporters of mayor Robert Kakyebezi jubilating in Mbarara town after winning the elections

From this statement, the supporters today derived the chant, “The tenant has defeated the Landlord.”

Born of George and late Joy Kankunda in Kanoni Sub County, Kiruhura district, Kakyebezi grew up to become a very eloquent teacher. He was spotted by one of Radio West Founders Tiguragara Matojo who employed him as a presenter, a job he has done for about 15 years.


Softbox, see a tech company based in Uganda in partnership with a series of accredited primary schools and educational organizations has officially launched a mobile phone application called MyLib created and built to empower children through entertaining learning.

MyLib is a mobile phone application that can be downloaded from application stores on android or iOS mobile devices.

“Simply explained the app is a digital compilation of Uganda classroom curriculum notes made exciting with animation, illustrations, voice over’s and simple easy to read sentences.” Andy Mugerwa the Chief Operations Officer of Softbox said.

He explained that the MyLib project has been going on for the last four years in closed doors but is now readily available for everyone else.

Mugerwa said that the app is targeted at all stake holders in the primary sector.

This includes the children, parents and teachers with the content attained from various teachers from key recognized primary schools in Uganda.

Mugerwa explained that MyLib doesn’t intend to do away with classroom lessons but will work hand in hand with teachers to ensure that their pupils effectively and practically understand what they are being taught in class.

“MyLib is the right motivator for this dotcom era of pupils who spend several hours a day on the phone. Rather than play games entirely on phones, MyLib enables children revise and study classroom notes in a fun enjoyable way.” Mugerwa divulged.

He noted that most e-learning apps available in Uganda are targeted to adults or people seeking higher education. MyLib fills the e-learning gap for primary school children.

He explained that currently MyLib application is free on all app stores, however it has in app purchases that are still free for the first 5,000 customers.

“Right now MyLib has integrated sciences for primary school children because in Uganda surveys indicate that sciences are the worst done subjects. Subjects in intergrated science currently available on MyLib include studies on Major body organs such as the eye, teeth, heart among others,” Mugerwa said adding that Mathematics, Social studies, English and other subject content are in the pipeline.

On the motivation to develop the app, Mugerwa explained that he was a heavily visual student who relied on illustrations and images to understand classroom work.


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